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>What would be interesting would be a comparison of Common XML and XML-SW
>to determine what features two groups considered essential and how they
>You say the essential subset is:
> 2.2 Elements
> 2.3 Attributes
> 2.4 Namespaces
> 2.5 Textual Content and now revise that to unbundle the namespaces
>so elements, attributes, text are core. Given there are those who
>say attributes are a botch, an even more conservative position is
>elements, text and if we go more minimal than that, we are back to CSV.
No. CSV goes too far because you loose the very essence of what gives
XML its modelling power - named nodes in a directed acyclic graph.